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    I now present to you...
    THE SILLIAD!
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    The Silliad tries its best to update on a 1/week schedule.
    The entire comic is based on Lattimore's translation of Homer's Illiad. Whenever someone talks in a really fancy way, it's probably a direct quote from the aforementioned book. At present, the only direct quote is Homer's speech from comic one. Thank you.


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    ... Or Pants, For That Matter
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    Winedrops keep falling on my head...
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    What? It Was A Good Segue!
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    And Now, For Something Completely Different - A Man With A Photograph
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    Ooh, Burn!
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    There's Waldo!
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    … Why Are They Writing in English?
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    And the Argument Begins…
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichneumon

    Menestheus, king of Athens

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    I could not stop myself from creating fan art with my first try on using inkscape. Here is king Idomeneus!

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    Would you count this as fanart, despite the fact that it's a charicature of my comic's characters? This thread seems to be a repository for all things ancient-themed.

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    Here is a quickly drawn posidan. enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Festy View Post
    I now present to you...
    THE SILLIAD!
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    Ah!hahahhaI'm reading that right now for Classics, not that translation, but the notes and quotes have my half-asleep Thank you for doing this, For those who don't already know, This is gonna be Hilarious
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    "and now for something totaly different"
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    Can I use this instead of Sparknotes?
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    If the players don't, its a glaive to the face.
    I was tempted to just have that say "Its a glaive to the face."

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    Default Re: The Silliad

    The comic will follow the general plot of The Iliad, but I will be taking huge amounts of artistic license for humor's sake. This will be a decent place to start, but don't take anything I say for granted. For instance, the first eight panels are word for word from the Iliad (Lattimore translation) but the last panel has no actual ties to what happens. Sorry. I'll try and keep people aware of when I'm diverging from reality (read: the iliad) and what parts of the plot I skip.
    Oh, and thanks, Wolfman!
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    That guy was badass! He was like, "Oh! Oh, you're gonna try to Chuck Norris me, I'll just Chuck Norris you!" Unfortunately, I am the best Chuck Norris since Chuck Norris.
    Which is saying something, considering that Chuck Norris... was Chuck Norris.

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    Really? Because from what I've read in the Odyssey (for some reason, we had to read that first) that seems like something Achilles would totally do.
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    If the players don't, its a glaive to the face.
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    Ah! Good to know that my evaluation of Achilleus wasn't totally wrong.
    Actually, the first couple comics (7, to be exact) are the acting out of events that only happen in narration. The realtime events of the Iliad don't start until the meeting of all the Achaians, and that won't happen until #8. But I'm getting ahead of myself - I'll explain how the comic fits in with the actual book as we go.
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    That guy was badass! He was like, "Oh! Oh, you're gonna try to Chuck Norris me, I'll just Chuck Norris you!" Unfortunately, I am the best Chuck Norris since Chuck Norris.
    Which is saying something, considering that Chuck Norris... was Chuck Norris.

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    New comic!

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    That guy was badass! He was like, "Oh! Oh, you're gonna try to Chuck Norris me, I'll just Chuck Norris you!" Unfortunately, I am the best Chuck Norris since Chuck Norris.
    Which is saying something, considering that Chuck Norris... was Chuck Norris.

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    Does that mean there's such a thing as an Achille's Liver?

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    Looks very promising. I will cerainly be reading this
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    Looks pretty good so far.
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    Achilles Liver made me LOL.

    In your translation, is it actually Achilleus, or are you just changing it to that.
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    Thank you all for your encouraging comments!
    Achilleus' liver also made me laugh.
    And yes, in the Lattimore translation it is spelled Achilleus. I believe that Achilles is a Romanization of the name... or something similar.
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    That guy was badass! He was like, "Oh! Oh, you're gonna try to Chuck Norris me, I'll just Chuck Norris you!" Unfortunately, I am the best Chuck Norris since Chuck Norris.
    Which is saying something, considering that Chuck Norris... was Chuck Norris.

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    My belief is that it's the other way around Achilleus to me sounds more Romanized. It has the -eus suffix, which is often used in latin names.
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    Why... Life is like a glass of wine... It all makes sense now
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    @Jimblee:Seeing your avatar while reading that gave me the creeps.

    Like the comic so far.

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    HA. I get like that when I'm drunk.

    Also, any reason why the Lattimore in particular?
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    ^and yet despite the avatar holding a bottle, I just cant picture you drunk.

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    ^and yet despite the avatar holding a bottle, I just cant picture you drunk.
    Well, there's something I never thought I'd hear in my entire life.
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    Achilles has a very fun history... for instance, he crossdressed for years...[Wikipedia]
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    Gwyn: You know, I'm not totally sure. I think Achilleus was closer to how it was pronounced in Greek... but whatever.
    Rubakhin: Mostly 'cus it's the version I have on hand.
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    That guy was badass! He was like, "Oh! Oh, you're gonna try to Chuck Norris me, I'll just Chuck Norris you!" Unfortunately, I am the best Chuck Norris since Chuck Norris.
    Which is saying something, considering that Chuck Norris... was Chuck Norris.

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    Hey, I didn't write that stuff. Go blame the Greeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubakhin View Post
    Also, any reason why the Lattimore in particular?
    Well, the Lattimore is a bit more readable than most translations and keeps some of the poetry better. That's just my opinion though and may have no bearing on the actual reason. For all I know Uncle Festy could be Reed College Student who had that translation mailed to him after acceptance...

    Oh, and AWESOME. I am very much looking forward to the rest of this comic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA_Bait View Post
    Well, the Lattimore is a bit more readable than most translations and keeps some of the poetry better.
    Well, that's part of the reason, I'm sure, but it wasn't my decision. It was given to me, and that's probably why it was chosen.
    Therefore, I'm using the Lattimore because it's the one I have on hand. I'm lazy, so sue me.

    For all I know Uncle Festy could be Reed College Student who had that translation mailed to him after acceptance...
    *takes in deep breath* Ahhh... no. Let's just leave it at that.

    Oh, and AWESOME. I am very much looking forward to the rest of this comic.
    Thankee!

    A new comic is coming once I add a few speech bubbles and correct a pose or two.
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    That guy was badass! He was like, "Oh! Oh, you're gonna try to Chuck Norris me, I'll just Chuck Norris you!" Unfortunately, I am the best Chuck Norris since Chuck Norris.
    Which is saying something, considering that Chuck Norris... was Chuck Norris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Festy View Post
    A new comic is coming once I add a few speech bubbles and correct a pose or two.
    ... which apparently took longer then I expected. The comic will be up as soon as I can send the latest comic off to my editor.
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    That guy was badass! He was like, "Oh! Oh, you're gonna try to Chuck Norris me, I'll just Chuck Norris you!" Unfortunately, I am the best Chuck Norris since Chuck Norris.
    Which is saying something, considering that Chuck Norris... was Chuck Norris.

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    Just WHO is your editor?
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    He told me to say:
    "look in my sig"
    He's in one of the quotes, and is a friend of mine who checks my comics before they go up.
    Speaking of which...

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    That guy was badass! He was like, "Oh! Oh, you're gonna try to Chuck Norris me, I'll just Chuck Norris you!" Unfortunately, I am the best Chuck Norris since Chuck Norris.
    Which is saying something, considering that Chuck Norris... was Chuck Norris.

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    I was wondering when that would be addressed, I assume it's related to his drunken state

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    ... yeah, pretty much.
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    That guy was badass! He was like, "Oh! Oh, you're gonna try to Chuck Norris me, I'll just Chuck Norris you!" Unfortunately, I am the best Chuck Norris since Chuck Norris.
    Which is saying something, considering that Chuck Norris... was Chuck Norris.

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    It's Vael, isn't it?
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    I was tempted to just have that say "Its a glaive to the face."

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    It's official. No one ever reads the top - right of the comic anymore.
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    That guy was badass! He was like, "Oh! Oh, you're gonna try to Chuck Norris me, I'll just Chuck Norris you!" Unfortunately, I am the best Chuck Norris since Chuck Norris.
    Which is saying something, considering that Chuck Norris... was Chuck Norris.

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